A Quick look at Coup: Backstabbing, Bluffing, and Bureaucracy

The world has fallen into dystopia. The government crumbles while the masses are plotting a revolution and it’s up to you to dismantle your opponent’s influence and reign supreme.

Coup is a card game designed by Rikki Tahta that pits 2-6 players against each other with the goal of destroying the influence other players hold until only one remains. Players must lie and buy their way to victory using the two influence cards they are given. You’ll have to risk calling others out in their bluffs and memorise the cards that they claim to hold. It may not carry the same drama as my opening sentences may have implied, but hey, it’s a card game. We’ll let that slide, won’t we?

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